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The Tips You Must Follow When Storing Electronics

Posted on: December 1, 2017 | by: Stor-Mor March 20, 2018

It is not uncommon to have to move or store computers, large screen televisions and tablets at some point in our lives. As these can be large purchases, it is important to protect your investment by understanding how to store electronics for the long term without damaging them in the process.

When storing electronics, it is important to have the necessary electronics storage solutions, like moving and packing supplies, readily available. Those items include sturdy cartons, newsprint, bubble wrap, packaging tape, scissors and markers to label your storage boxes. As with any home storage solution, in order to keep your belongings safe and ready to be used in the future, you should follow some of the electronics storage solution tips below for storing electronics the right way.

Electronic Storage Tips

In order to get started, you’ll need: Foam padding, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, silica gel, marker, moving and packing supplies, tape and labels.

The 7 Steps to Safe Electronic Storage

  1. Before doing anything, consult the owner’s manual or brand website for specific information for packing and storing.
  2. Take a picture of the back of the electronic items so you know which wire goes in which outlet before disconnecting any cords. Use this as a reference when you are setting up the TV or computer in your new home.
  3. Remove the keyboard, mouse, speakers and any other accessories that go along with your electronic. Bundle the wires together. Label each wire with a specific color sticker that coincides with its equipment. Keep electronic components together in a plastic bag attached to the electronic item.
  4. Remove any loose parts like CDs, DVDs, ink jet cartridges and other materials from the electronic equipment before you prepare for storage.
  5. If you saved the electronic box, use the original electronic storage boxes with the original packing material for storing. This is the optimal electronics packing solution, as the items will already fit perfectly in the specially designed product boxes. Add additional filler material in the box for added protection. Seal the boxes completely with packing tape.
  6. Consider storing computers and TV’s in climate controlled storage units. This will help to protect your electronics against fluctuations in temperature.
  7. Do not store large screen TV’s flat on the floor. Store these larger electronic items leaning against the wall of the storage unit with a blanket or sheet over them. Do not store anything on top of the electronics, as that could damage the items.

Are You Looking for a Location to Store Your Electronics?

Stor-Mor has locations throughout California and Colorado ready to meet any of your storage needs. Our storage units are perfect for storing just a few electronics to the contents of an entire entertainment room. Are you interested in learning more about a storage unit rental? Check out our storage unit size guide or contact us today!

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